Last year, Mazda introduced the CX-30 subcompact crossover to fill a gap between its CX-3 and CX-5 SUV models, strengthening the company’s presence in a class where the CX-3 is a bit too small, being based on a tiny Mazda2 hatchback sold in other parts of the world. Despite its similar name, the CX-30 is... Read More.
Honda introduced the Clarity in 2018 as its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and in the intervening three years, not much has changed—either with the Clarity itself or the state of the PHEV marketplace. These days, most of the action is happening in the market for pure EVs, which are becoming more affordable as... Read More.
by Chris Chase In 2001, the mid-size crossover SUV segment was still new, with Toyota’s brand-new Highlander facing off against Hyundai’s first mid-sized entry, the Santa Fe. Meanwhile, the Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer were still closer to trucks than SUVs, the Honda Pilot was a couple years away, and General Motors didn’t get into... Read More.
As electrified vehicles continue to make headlines, automakers are keen to capitalize on the technology’s growing popularity. As a result, the 2021 model year will see a number of popular models adopt hybrid power for the first time. These new hybrids include something for just about everyone, so if you’re curious about the fuel-saving potential... Read More.
by Chris Chase The market for mid-size crossover SUVs with five seats is hit-or-miss, depending on which automaker you’ve got in mind. The Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Edge are lifers in this club, having arrived in a roughly 10-year period between the late ‘90s and late ‘00s. Other brands have been more... Read More.
by Chris Chase Toyota is an industry leader in gas-electric hybrid technology, and the Corolla is a household name known for its already impressive fuel economy. You’d think combining the two would be a no-brainer, and yet Toyota launched the first-ever Corolla Hybrid just last year as part of the compact sedan’s redesigned 12th generation.... Read More.